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All Quotes by author - Robert Byrne
" A game is great, in my view, only if it can be played happily by a sane person of at least average intelligence for several hours a day for fifty years. Both pool and billiards qualify. "
" Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography. "
" A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life. "
" Byrne's Law: In any electrical circuit, appliances and wiring will burn out to protect fuses. "
" Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least. "
" Doing a thing well is often a waste of time. "
Waste Of Time
" Everything is in a state of flux, including the status quo. "
" Getting caught is the mother of invention. "
" If the numbers keep mounting, newspapers will eventually have to admit that pool exists and give it some coverage. "
" If you know a good player who is tempted by pool hustling, introduce him at once to a career guidance counselor, a psychotherapist, or a surgeon who does lobotomies. "
" It's easy to make a cue last a lifetime. Don't boil it or freeze it in the trunk of a car. Don't lean it against a wall for years. If you lose a game to a complete idiot, hit the edge of the table in anger with something other than your cue. "
" Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life. "
" Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who already left. "
" No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one. "
" Once-dominant games like straight pool and three-cushion billiards have lost ground to eight-ball - the game of choice for millions of tavern league players - and nine-ball, the preeminent tournament game. "
" One reason people get divorced is that they run out of gift ideas. "
" Partying is such sweet sorrow. "
" Petty thievery is a more profitable job than pool hustling, which it resembles, requires far less talent and training, and is equally devoid of promise. "
" Prejudices save time. "
" The purpose of life is a life of purpose. "
Life Is A
" There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on. "
" There is money to be made giving trick-shot shows at schools, clubs, tournaments, and even shopping centers. Pool shows on television almost always include a few fancy shots. "
" To apply spin with security, you must learn to make a snug bridge with your forefinger looped over the cue. When you hit the cueball, follow straight through; don't let your cue rise in the air after impact. "
" To err is human, to purr feline. "
To Err Is Human
" Until you walk a mile in another man's moccasins you can't imagine the smell. "
" Winter is nature's way of saying, 'Up yours.' "
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